Biography of Oscar F. Dubuis
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

DUBUIS, OSCAR F. - Born at Givrins, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, June 9, 1848. Son of Jean and Rosalie Dubuis. Parents of French-Swiss descent. Early ancestors were Huguenots, who emigrated into Switzerland at the revision of the edict of Nantes. The family are in possession of a copy of coat of arms, the original of which is in the Lee collection at Washington. Subject of sketch was educated in the high schools of Winterthur, state of Zurich, Switzerland. He is an architect by profession, originally engaged in building, but since 1870, has given his entire attention to landscape architecture, He came to Chicago in 1869 and has held the office of landscape engineer of the West Side Park Board of Chicago for 23 years, and has planned and overseen the work on all the West Side Parks from that time to the 1st of May, 1893. He is now employed as the landscape architect for the newly established High land Cemetery Association, the work of which he is pushing rapidly. Mr. Dubuis was married in 1874 to Miss Fanny Gerrard of Green Point, Long Island, N. Y., and has six children, John, Ernest, Harry, George, Fanny and Pearl.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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